Guest Post Stanford bioethics professor Hank Greely provides in-depth analysis on the 23andMe case, and its broader relevance to the genetics industry.
While South Korea has an incredibly advanced broadband infrastructure and a thriving startup ecosystem, regulatory issues make it difficult for some Internet companies to work there.
“I made up my mind to tell the truth about Google Glass,” Barrett told me today. “I’ve seen all the Ocean’s 11 and card-counting movies where they take you into the back room and threaten to break your legs in the old-school casinos … I don’t think they do that any more, but didn’t want to take any chances.
Editor’s Pick Venture capital is drying up for early-stage medical devices. Experts say that American patients are already “missing out” on the most innovative treatment options.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT just released its budget plan for 2014, which would increase its funding. But it’s a little-reported line item that’s causing a stir among entrepreneurs — a proposal to boost fees for electronic health record vendors.
Google is about to get hit with another round of investigations from European regulators — a day after its privacy director announced she was stepping down.
Congress is conducting a three-day series of hearings to decide how to regulate the explosion of health apps on smartphone and tablet devices.
Editor’s Pick Legendary venture capitalist Tim Draper is worried about America running out of heroes. And he’s not talking about Superman or the Hulk.
The past decade has seen a 93% drop in IPOs for sub-$50 million companies, says Mark Hatch of TechShop, the membership-based tool-and-workshop indy manufacturing community.
Software giant Microsoft told EU regulators today a “technical error” prevented a mandated browser-choice option being part of its just-updated Windows 7 operating system. The company apologized to the European Commission and said it would offer the browser choice option for an added 15 months.
Several European privacy regulators said Wednesday they are investigating Facebook’s facial recognition software, which was enabled without the consent of millions of users Tuesday, according to the Financial Times. Facebook says the purpose of the new feature is to make it easier for users to tag photos.
How the tables have turned. Microsoft, a company that is no stranger to regulator scrutiny, is planning to file an antitrust complaint against Google in Brussels today, the New York Times reports.
New financial regulations proposed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission will fall most heavily on super angels, a lawyer who specializes in the industry told VentureBeat this week.
Battery company Ener1 is selling $20 million in stock as part of efforts to expand capacity at its plants, Dow Jones Newswires reports. Ener1 batteries are geared towards electric vehicle use. The company announced a $65 million capital raise earlier this month. It has raised over $160 million in equity so far and also earned a government grant.
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